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Festone Combi Kit

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Festone Combi Kit is a combination of two medicines, which is used for medical abortion (terminating a pregnancy). This medicine blocks the action of progesterone, a female hormone required to maintain pregnancy and induce contractions in the uterus, which further helps in abortion.

Festone Combi Kit should be taken with food or as your doctor's advice. You must start with dose of Mifepristone. It should be taken orally, by swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. If you experience vomiting within 30 minutes of tablet intake, inform your doctor or take another tablet. The medicine may take 24- 48 hours to show its action and you might experience spotting or bleeding. After a period of 36-48 hours, you have take misoprostol tablets, either orally or vaginally. You are suggested to have proper rest after dose intake as it may cause severe stomach pain or vaginal bleeding leading to abortion.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach cramps. If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some side effects may mean you should inform your doctor immediately include heavy vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had an ectopic pregnancy, or you are breastfeeding or using intrauterine device. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.  You must avoid strenuous activity like heavy exercise, running and driving while abortion as it can affect the bleeding. Your doctor may perform an ultrasound or pelvic examination to check for abortion completion.

Uses of Festone Tablet

Benefits of Festone Tablet

In Medical abortion

Festone Combi Kit is used to cause an abortion during the early part of a pregnancy. It is used up to week 10 of pregnancy (up to 70 days after the first day of your last menstrual period). This medicine effectively blocks the natural female hormone, called progesterone, that is needed for your pregnancy to continue. Please use it only as advised by the doctor.

Side effects of Festone Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Festone

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramp
  • Uterine contractions
  • Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)

How to use Festone Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Festone Combi Kit is to be taken with food.

How Festone Tablet works

Festone Combi Kit is a combination of two medicines: Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which causes abortion. Mifepristone blocks the effects of progesterone, a natural female hormone which is needed for the pregnancy to sustain. Without this hormone, the lining of the uterus (womb) breaks down as it does during a menstrual period and stops the growth of the pregnancy. Mifepristone increases contractions of the uterus to cause abortion.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Festone Combi Kit.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Festone Combi Kit is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Festone Combi Kit is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Festone Combi Kit may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Festone Combi Kit in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Festone Combi Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Festone Combi Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Festone Combi Kit helps terminate a pregnancy.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It does not affect fertility. Use contraception to avoid pregnancy.
  • For pregnancy termination:
    • Take it no later than 63 days after the first day of your last menstrual period.
    • Take Misoprostol 36 – 48 hours after taking Mifepristone.
    • Rest for at least 3 hours after taking the Misoprostol.
    • Take it only as prescribed by the doctor. Miscarriages, if incomplete, may result in serious medical complications leading to hospitalization, surgery and possible infertility.
    • Vaginal bleeding lasting for approximately 12 days may occur after taking this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if excessive bleeding occurs or if you suffer from severe abdominal pain.

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Patient Concerns

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I took festone combi kit for abortion, 15 days before. Continue bleeding now stopped. So I take pregnancy test kit but still showing positive result. So I confused plz clear sir
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Get an ultrasound done to rule out retained products if conception. This will clear the picture.
How many days bleeding after taking festone combi kit tablets, please suggest me please reply to my question
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Around 5-7 days of bleeding is expected
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FAQs

Q. What is Festone Combi Kit and what is it used for?

Festone Combi Kit contains two medicines, Mifepristone, and Misoprostol. Festone Combi Kit is used for medical termination of pregnancy. It is only used to terminate a pregnancy which should not be more than 63 days old, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Festone Combi Kit?

Festone Combi Kit should only be taken as per the advice of the doctor. The course is started with Mifepristone. Misoprostol is advised after 36-48 hours of taking Mifepristone. However, Misoprostol should only be taken under the supervision of a gynecologist, at a clinic or hospital setting.

Q. What should I expect after completing my course of Festone Combi Kit?

After taking Mifepristone, you may or may not experience vaginal bleeding. However, you may experience abdominal cramping, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea immediately after taking Misoprostol. You may also have vaginal bleeding within 4 hours of taking Misoprostol. You may also be asked to stay at the clinic or healthcare center for at least 3 hours after taking this medicine. After 14 days of taking Mifepristone (pill you took before Misoprostol), your gynecologist may run some blood tests or perform ultrasonography to confirm whether pregnancy has been terminated or not.

Q. Can Festone Combi Kit affect my future chances of getting pregnant?

No, studies have shown that this medicine does not impair the fertility of the women. Your future chances of getting pregnant are as equal as those who have not taken this medicine.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Festone Combi Kit?

The common side effects of using Festone Combi Kit are abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, uterine contractions, pelvic pain, and shivering. If you experience a very heavy vaginal bleeding or if any of these side effects bother you please consult with your gynecologist.

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References

  1. CiplaMed. Mifepristone + Misoprostol [Prescribing Information]; 2013. [Accessed 06 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link

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